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  • OR plant workers part of cancer scanning

    Nuclear workers from Oak Ridge are among the 10,000 who have received low-dose CT scans to detect early-stage lung cancer.
    The scans are part of the Worker Health Protection Program, a medical surveillance program for U.S. Department of Energy workers.
    A recent national study confirmed that low-dose CT scans can prevent death from lung cancer in high-risk individuals.
    Nuclear workers from Oak Ridge’s K-25 Site, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 facilities continue to be offered this medical screening technology at no cost.

  • Course to certify sellers of food in domestic kitchen

    Individuals who use a domestic kitchen to prepare, manufacture and sell food to the public can ensure their facilities meet Tennessee Department of Agriculture regulations through an upcoming course presented by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Food Science Technology and UT Extension faculty.
    Domestic Kitchen: Tennessee Food Safety Certification will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 in the Ed Jones Auditorium of Ellington Agricultural Center at 440 Hogan Road, Nashville.

  • Congressman takes tour of Y-12 facilities

    U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Ooltewah, toured the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge earlier this month with Tom D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Taking part in the congressman’s first visit to the facilities are, from left, Darrel Kohlhorst, president and general manager of B&W Y-12 LLC; Fleischmann; D’Agostino; and Ted Sherry, manager of NNSA’s Y-12 Site Office.

    Y-12 is operated for NNSA by B&W Y-12, a partnership of Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel National.

  • Beta Club gets Volunteer boost

    Midway Middle School Principal Nadine Jackson accepts a $2,000 grant check on behalf of the school’s Beta Club from Alton Lingerfelt, a board member for VECustomers Share.

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share also recently awarded $1,000 to the Midway Music Club.

    VECustomers Share is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering Volunteer Energy’s 17-county service area.

  • Hospital sees red for good heart health

    Some Roane Medical Center employees recently traded in their scrubs and sported their best red attire to show support for American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day.

    “The ladies in our department felt we had to recognize heart disease. It isn’t just a ‘man’s disease’ anymore,” said Wanda Diden, mammography technologist at Roane Medical Center of Harriman.

    “Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women over 20 years old,” she added. “We’ve been forced to

  • Credit union president retiring

    ORNL Federal Credit Union President and CEO John McKittrick is planning to retire.

    Chris Johnson will take over the reins of the credit union effective April 1.

    Presently chief operating officer and vice president, he has been with the credit union since 2006.

    A reception in his honor is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 in the Oak Ridge main office. Credit Union members as well as members of the community are welcome to stop by.

    Light refreshments will be ser-ved.

  • Out to Lunch: Harriman Pizza Station lunch just kept on filling

    By Bethel Poston

  • ORNL credit union to start board election

    ORNL Federal Credit Union will begin conducting online voting at 12:01 a.m. Feb. 22 to fill three available three-year terms on its board of directors.
    Results from the voting will be announced online and at the 63rd annual meeting of the membership beginning at 6 p.m. March 10 in Oak Ridge’s Double Tree Hotel.
    Online voting will end at 11:59 p.m. March 3. Members must be 18 or older and have an account established with the credit union as of Jan. 31 to be eligible to vote.
    Paper ballots will be available during the voting period at credit union branch offices.

  • UT poli sci prof to talk about bombs

    Brandon Prins, a University of Tennessee associate professor of political science, will be the guest speaker for the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory monthly luncheon lecture.
    “Controlling the Bomb: New Challenges to the Nonproliferation Regime” will be the topic of the Feb. 16 program.
    The meeting will be in the UT Resource Center at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. Socializing and coffee starts at 11 a.m., with lunch available for $7 at 11:30. The lecture begins at noon, with adjournment planned for 1 p.m.
    This meeting is open to the public.

  • Bowman new to Meadows' practice in Rockwood

    Dr. Eric Bowman has returned to his hometown of Rockwood to join the Summit Medical practice of Angela E. Meadows.
    Bowman, a general practice physician, comes to Summit from the Alvin C. York Campus of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro, where he has practiced for the past two years.
    Prior to earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 2004, Bowman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology from East Tennessee State University.